Nanyuki Sports Club Polo Chal­lenge at­tracts 4 teams

The Star (Kenya) - - Sports - BY CONSOLATA MAKOKHA/

Four teams will bat­tle it out for top hon­ors dur­ing the eight-goal Nanyuki Sports Club Polo Chal­lenge Cup start­ing to­day at the North Kenya PC.

Kenyan pro­fes­sional polo player and sec­ond seed James Mur­ray will cap­tain hand­i­cap 8.5 team Prosaro as they take on Cos­sack, Fire Fight­ers and Sam­sung Galaxy through the week­end. Prosaro have a frac­tion’s ad­van­tage over all their op­po­nents who are hand­i­capped eight.

With the well bal­anced teams, this tour­na­ment is billed to be very tough and the win­ner might be de­ter­mined by goal dif­fer­ence, as was at the Sam­sung Kenya In­ter­na­tional held in Septem­ber in Nairobi.

The lineup that will take ad­van­tage of all open chances which come their way and score, will emerge vic­tors in the 12 chukkas show.

Fire Fight­ers, com­pris­ing of ex­pe­ri­enced five-goaler Casimir Gros, hand­i­cap two, Henry Limb, Aisha Gross 0.5 and Ben Stonewigg 0.5 play Cos­sack com­pris­ing (Richard Stonewigg 3, Jules Camm 2.5, Pete Grif­fiths 1.5 and Joss Craig) in the first main Cup tie to­day at 3pm.

Hand­i­cap three Craig Mil­lar, will leads Sam­sung Galaxy side that also drew Archie Voor­spuy 2.5, Mbugua Ngugi 2 and Nikki Barlow 0.5 against Prosaro (James, Martin Waiganjo 2.5, Gor­don Mur­ray 1.5 and Dani Mur­ray 0 ) later in the evening. In the sub­sidiary com­pe­ti­tion too, four out­fits will face off to claim the North Kenya Rose Bowl. The hand­i­cap one cat­e­gory fea­tures Sam­sung S7 1.5, Astep 1, Hus­sar 1 and Thun­der 1.5. To­day, Astep meets Thun­der as the sec­ond face­off in this cat­e­gory pits Sam­sung S7 and Hus­sar.

/CONSOLATA MAKOKHA

Royal Salute’s Mbugua Ngugi C) hits the ball to goal a Sam­sung Curve and Phillip Arun­gah (R) charge to­wards him at Nairobi Polo Club re­cently.

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